Tuesday, January 24, 2017


One of my favorite kind of blog posts are "a day in the life" captures of a regular day. I've always thought I would do more of those, but it only works on a certain kind of day. It has to be a day when I am mostly at home all day, which is rare, where the pace is slow and measured and I remember to pick up my camera.  Looking back, the last and possibly only one I've done here is almost four years ago, when Sloane was about 8 months old. I love it because it allows me to document the rhythm of a normal day and it is great fun to look back on!

This particular day was a couple of weeks ago in January, a day at home when I had to get some work done so after breakfast I set the girls up in the family room with toys, books, and an audio book. They played like that for a couple of hours, with me popping in to say hi (and snap these photos). 

Spotify has many stories and books (!!) and I found fairy tales that Sloane became engrossed in. There were some other ones that weren't so great, but we liked "Magically Told Fairy Tales" produced by Artie Becker & Johnny Holiday.

Logan loves playing with these stacking cups! They also double as cups and bowls when they are pretending to cook each other meals, and vessels for water when they are playing in the tub. 

For lunch, they got an assortment of vegetables - mushrooms, zucchini, carrots) along with baked tofu bites and turkey. 

I can't remember what Sloane was dressed up as here, but it is very normal these days for her to dress herself in a dress, stockings and hat. 

My lunch was a sweet potato and chickpea buddah bowl, which I love eating. Any variation of roasted vegetables + protein + some sort of dressing in a bowl is one of my favorite quick meals. (I usually also add quinoa but not always because Ken can't stand the stuff.)

Logan goes down for a long afternoon nap after lunch, and once she did, Sloane and I made curry hot chocolate  That's right, curry! It works. 

In the afternoon, Sloane and I worked on reading - her reading to me (Ted and Friends) and me reading the other books pictured below, including Charlotte's Web (which we are rereading), Peter Pan (always Peter Pan) and Poems to Learn by Heart (which has a collection of really wonderful poems and illustrations).

In the Ted and Friends story that we read that day, there was a part about a store that had an open and closed sign, and for some reason she was fascinated by this concept and wanted to make our own to see what it was like. So we did!

Then we did some observational drawing. I love watching how she interprets things that she sees onto paper. 

Then she wanted to copy down notes from a piano book, and she worked really hard on this, which she declared was a song that she was writing. 

This is her singing me the song that she is composing. It was a song about everything going to sleep at night. She said she would sing it for Logan later.

We played with Logan when she woke up, and then when Ken came home, we packed dinner for the girls and all headed over to our crossfit gym. Ken and I usually take turns going to the gym, but now that Logan's bed time is a little later, we might be able to pull this off more during those rare time we both are able to get off work a little earlier.

Our friends, the Clinches, were there with their boys, which meant Sloane had friends to play with... 

...and Logan had friends to sit (stand) next to. 

We love the coaches at our gym! 

I can't remember what the workout was now but it involves thrusters and burpees and while I was doing them I noticed out of the corner of my eye that I had a little fan club following along....

We went home afterwards to put the girls to bed and then Ken and I did CBR together. It was a good day! 

1 comment:

  1. I love this post, i love peaking inside your days. you have the most beautiful girls